Looking for advice on landing product design positions
I have 2 YOE in product design/UX/marketing, academic background in biological science. Got my foot in the door in product in Asia Pacific - worked for a unicorn fintech startup and then an e-commerce agency.
Just moved back to the states (LA) a couple of weeks ago to have more opportunities to grow in my career and also leadership development. I’ve been applying at various tech companies and so far haven’t gotten much feedback. I did get 2 leads but they’ve been taking a while, one company is saying they’re looking for somebody with more years of experience and the other I keep having to check in with the recruiter about getting an interview with the head of design (they haven’t said no and asked if I could share more work samples). I’m wondering if US companies don’t care about international experience or think that it’s not good enough/relevant. I really enjoyed working with people from all over the world and I felt that Americans abroad tend to have a more open mind than most people I knew back home. Could just be my personal experience. Or maybe I’m missing something I don’t know.
Curious to know if anyone has any advice or have been in a similar situation. I heard companies can take typically 5-8 weeks for the hiring process, maybe I’m being impatient but if they’re interested would they really still take that long?
Edit: I do have a portolio with case studies and an intro/summary of my background and experience so recruiters and hiring managers can learn a bit about me as a person.
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